“her soul is fierce her heart
is brave her mind is strong”
– r.h. Sin
Why rolling Marathons?
The combination of physical activity, health, education, and tourism is a great catalyst and will have a wide-reaching effect. It is sustainable and will have long lasting effects on the girls and communities both here in North America and in Africa. Tourism is a powerful vehicle for economic growth and job creation all over the world.
The tourism sector is directly and indirectly responsible (WTTC 2011)
8.8 percent of the world’s jobs (258 million)
9.1 percent of the world’s GDP (US$6 trillion)
5.8 percent of the world’s exports (US$1.1 trillion)
4.5 percent of the world’s investment (US$652 billion)
The World Travel & Tourism Council estimates that 3.8 million jobs (including 2.4 million indirect jobs) could be created by the tourism industry in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) over the next 10 years.
By 2030, consumer spending on tourism, hospitality, and recreation in Africa is projected to reach about $261.77 billion, $137.87 billion more than in 2015
Tourism can act as a catalyst for the development of small businesses in related production and service sectors and provide an economic base for a region whose only development options are its cultural and natural resources, whether coastal, mountain, or wildlife or a combination of these.